Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How does J. Richman feel about anti-SLAPP appeals?

The author of Grewal is at it again! Here's how he begins an unpub'd slapp decision today:

Another appeal in an anti-SLAPP case. Another appeal by a defendant whose anti-SLAPP motion failed below. Another appeal that, assuming it has no merit, will result in an inordinate delay of the plaintiff’s case and cause him to incur more unnecessary attorney fees. (See Grewal v. Jammu (2011) 191 Cal.App.4th 977, 1002-1003.) And no merit it has. We thus affirm, concluding, as did the trial court, that plaintiff’s lawsuit is not based on protected activity.